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1 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:34 pm

You just can't predict baseball . . . ;)

(ducks sucker punch from normally peaceful monkeypants)

2 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:37 pm


Just wow.

Hats off.

3 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:42 pm

I watched the last two innings ... Ozzie, whom I do NOT admire pushed such a perfect button in the 9th. He subbed in Wise in CF and moved Podsednik from CF to left. First batter drills it out of the park in left cener, and Wise ... Wise's catch is just sensational, and when you add context (18 perfectos in the damned HISTORY of the game) it moves into the very top echelon of over-the-wall grabs. Watch it, you'll have lots of chances ... he actually slams so hard the ball slips loose as he's falling and he gets it with his bare hand while falling down.

Just spectacular. And from sitting on the bench all afternoon.

Buehrle's second no-no. Makes me happy to be a baseball fan, moments like that one.

4 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:44 pm


And how cool was it to have his wife and young baby watching it, and then have them down on the field for a hug and kiss ...

5 PJ   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:45 pm

I hope this doesn't give the Rays a serious case of the "red ass" over the next week or so...

6 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:46 pm

I wonder what the headline will read tomorrow ... something like ....

"In a Buehrfect World"

7 thelarmis   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:48 pm

this whole thing is just terrific. i'm really happy for buehrle and for baseball. i could use something like this in a personal sense...

8 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:49 pm

Wise's catch was amazing, as he had a LONG run to the warning track, and barely had any time to time his jump ....

9 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:52 pm

so great, have always really really admired Buehrle. I really need to see the Wise catch

10 thelarmis   ~  Jul 23, 2009 4:55 pm

[9] the replay has been on non-stop, shouldn't be a problem to find it!

yeah, i've always dug buerhle also. he flies under the radar. i know it's a loooong ways away, but he really does have a chance at 300 wins. he racks up innings and wins, plays on pretty good teams and rarely misses his starts.

speaking of that...just found out my accountant ran into Tom Glavine at the freaking Waffle House in Buckhead, with his family, recently...

11 PJ   ~  Jul 23, 2009 5:00 pm

[10] Scattered, smothered, covered and chunked please...

: )

12 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Jul 23, 2009 5:01 pm

I mean it ... it is too soon and I'm still buzzed, but given the situation, I do believe that catch moves WAY up the charts. Remember, the glory of Willie Mays' basket catch-and-throw was that it was in the WS. Nettles' amazing game was because it was post-season ... context plays a huge role.

A perfecto, just subbed in, first batter, how far and fast he ran, and the bobble and barehander at the end ...


13 rbj   ~  Jul 23, 2009 9:22 pm

Perfect games are why baseball is the best. No other game has it.

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